Monthly Archives: May 2010

Charanjit Singh ‘Raga Bairagi’ (Bombay Connection)

Charanjit Singh was a Bollywood composer in the 60’s and 70’s; certainly not the kind of composer you’d describe as a high flyer, Singh rocked a few weddings here and there to supplement his not-so-grandiose income. But, he was also the kind of dude to turn up to a studio session with the latest pricey […]

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This Saturday: Special Needs with Untracked Recordings

It’s not often I post gigs (I think I’ve posted three in total), but every now and then something comes up which has to be ANNOUNCED LOUDLY. Last year Red Rack’em (aka Hot Coins aka Daniel Berman) invited me to tropical Nottingham to play one of his notorious invite-only Smuggler’s Inn parties. Now, Danny’s not […]

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Moody (Moodymann) ‘It’s 2 Late 4 U And Me’ (Mahogani)

There was a veritable commotion in Soho’s Sounds Of The Universe yesterday. Dudes were bouncing behind the till, heads were energetically bobbing, there was an air of tangible excitement that only comes once or twice a year in the jaded sepia world of record retail. That’s right, there’s a new record from the master. And […]

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Daniel Wang Interview

As you may or may not recall, Heads Down was a key partner at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. This was a total coup, as it gave/gives me access to an Aladdin’s cave of video footage from the last ten years of the Academy. Here’s a wee edit I did of the Danny Wang […]

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Steve Kotey Interview

This week I traipsed up to Shoreditch to talk to Stevie Kotey: member of world-famous production outfit Chicken Lips, owner of Bear Funk Records, and main man behind Kotey Extra Band. We chat about Chicken Lips’ upcoming album, his origins and his inspirations, as well as fitting in a quick behind the scenes look at […]

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Heads Down Radio (May ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have serious heat from Idiater Edwards, Architeq and the new psyche rock disco banger by Los Massieras, ‘Boogity Boogity Boogity’. Tracklisting: 1. Architeq ‘Mind Games’ (Emperor Machine Dub)(Tirk) 2. Low Motion Disco ‘Love Love Love’ […]

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Ron Basejam feat Holly Backler ‘Voices’ (Hot Coins Remix)

Red Rack em (or Hot Coins in this instance- check the interview) is slowly but surely becoming the master of the subaquatic bass groove. His records ‘Underground‘ on Shift, ‘

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Pollyn ‘Can’t Get Into It’ (Bottin Remix)

Ok. I kind of feel like I’ve been neglecting my post-punk Gauloise-smoking, Supreme Vans-wearing peeps for a while, which is why I thought I should post this upfront and infectious little pop-post-disco banger on the blog. Bottin‘s obviously like family here at Heads Down (watch the interview), so when I heard the remix I thought […]

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Ichisan & Nakova ‘Tarantela’ (Nang)

Most records coming out under the so-called ‘Nu Disco’ banner are unimaginative, uninspired and will soon (as in next year) sound terribly, terribly dated. There, I said it. Unfortunately there seem to be a gaggle of producers who continuously genre-hop with the seasons, bringing their crappy plug-ins, questionable taste and horrible sunglasses with them. They […]

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